Co-Founders of The Coaching Assist:
Megan Lueck (pictured left) and Kaitlyn Cresencia (pictured right)
Women’s Basketball Coaching is a non-traditional career field that has many paths to success. The Coaching Assist is here to help aspiring and current coaches find their own path to successfully coaching women’s basketball. We share insight and advice right from the mouth’s of coaches and administrators in the basketball world. The Coaching Assist is here to provide tips and guidance for navigating a variety of paths, whether it be the first steps into coaching or a new path to connecting with peers.
When we met as two Graduate Assistants at Mercer University in 2015, we were hungry to connect with coaches and learn as much as possible about the realm of coaching. While enrolled in our undergraduate studies, we noticed a lack in resources available to individuals pursuing coaching careers. Fortunately, we both had the privilege of participating in the WBCA’s “So You Want To Be A Coach” program (Class of 2014 & 2015), which ultimately led to our positions at Mercer. At “So” we were able to learn from esteemed coaches and administrators while networking with other ambitious women eager to enter the coaching world.
Searching for ways to continue to grow and prepare, we sought out coaches to interview and pick their brains at what they’re best at. Through this blog, we will publish highlights from these interviews and hope to provide a resource that not only helps others navigate the coaching field, but can connect coaches with one another as well.
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